Hola Tulum!

I think I got my sense of adventure from my mom. Apparently she was a wild child back in her tiny village in Bangladesh. Getting in tons of trouble, climbing trees like a monkey, etc. It’s…
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The Oregon Trail

From the RingTheAlam archives! Here are some photos from a beautiful work trip my bestie Sara and I took to Oregon. We had the pleasure of not only checking out downtown Portland (hey food trucks!)…
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If you like piña coladas…

So I had this $200 ticket voucher from a flight last year that I needed to spend on a random trip. So where did I end up using it?   Why, Puerto Rico of course!…
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Seattle Times

I finally got to Seattle! As part of our editorial tour with Spoonful Mag, Sara and I went to Denver (see post here), Seattle, Portland and San Fran during December. Yup, we were living out of…
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Back to the Future – Old City, Jerusalem

I never got to post my photos from my visit to the Old City of Jerusalem last June. Talk about history! I mean this place has such an ancient feeling the moment you step into it.…
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First Stop: Denver & Boulder

Most people don’t know this but I’m working on a new print magazine that’s launching this January called Spoonful Magazine. I’ll talk more about that in a separate post because it’s such an exciting project…
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This Was Bound To Happen

Update: Ok fine, I’m not moving to Berlin. I will still be going for a few days since I did buy my ticket, but my international move has been postponed for now. Don’t worry, I…
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Excursion To The Golan Heights of Israel

The photos below are from our visit to The Golan Heights of Israel. The land borders both Syria and Jordan, so as journalists we were naturally curious of what it would be like in a…
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Reality Check: The Ziv Medical Center of Israel

Shalom! Posting from the tour bus we’re on right now, but I wanted to quickly share some photos of the visit we just made to Ziv Medical Center in Zefat, Israel. Being the northern-most hospital in…
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Sin City – Bachelorette Party In Las Vegas

So I really didn’t take a lot of photos while in Las Vegas because well…you know. What happens there, stays there… And also, I was only there a day and the majority was spent at…
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  • FIFA after dark haha. Happy birthday Warren! 27 is gonna be a good year yo! #leoseason #augustleos 😂⚽️🎂
  • Learn how to make chicken tikka masala and tandoori chicken the RIGHT way from the chefs and owner of @tandoorfishtown this THURSDAY! 🤤🤤🤤 Come hungry but leave full and happy thanks to our next event with @bestbite. Tickets are $30 and include 3+ courses of delicious and savory Indian dishes, plus some great conversation with fellow foodies. 🥘 Check out the link in @bestbite's bio for ticket info! 🎟🎟🎟. P.S. @priyankachopra may or may not attend...only way to find out is to come through! #bestbite #foodieevents #tandoorfishtown
  • Accurate future photo of me in Italy at the end of this month. Currently trying to figure out a what to do, eat and see for the 8 days I'm there and it's so overwhelming. Also nervous that I may fall in love with the country too much and not come back. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Anyway, send me recs for Rome - Sorrento - Venice! #romanholiday